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What is the name for a word that contains other words? [duplicate]

Is there a technical name for a word that contains other words? I'm thinking about the contained words having all the letters in the order they appear in the original word. For example, "spawn" ...
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Words Within Words [duplicate]

Is there a word for a second word which is contained in the first word, as in, for example, the word end in the word friend?
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Is there a term for a word made of some of the letters taken (in any order) from another word? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a word to describe something. Say I have the word "note". Then "Eton" would be called an anagram of "note". What would you call "not" or "ton" in relation to note – possibly a "...
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Is there a term for two or more words within a word? [duplicate]

As the title says, I was wondering if there was a term for two or more words within a word, for example: 'Beyond' is 'yo' enclosed in 'bend'.
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Using the F word in the middle of the word [duplicate]

Not sure if I can use the F words here, therefore I will refer to it as f*** or f***in I know that we can use F word in the middle of the sentence like You may f***in not do that or She is f*...
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What is the English term for a word meaning a shortened/contracted version of itself? [duplicate]

I remember being taught this by my Literature teacher in school long ago but I can't remember the actual term, maybe complicated sounding like 'onomatopoeia'. I don't mean apostrophes e.g. wouldn't. ...
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Is there a well-known term for the synonym or near-synonym “telescoping” words?

This has been rattling around in the back of my mind for many years (way before Stack Exchange came into existence), so it's a relief to finally ask the question. There are words that can be "...
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Equivalent English word for the concept of “Särskrivning” in Swedish

In Swedish the word "Särskrivning" describes the incorrect splitting apart of compound words into individual words and the resulting change in meaning. An English example I can think of: groundhog vs. ...
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Name of a word where you can continually remove one letter from the beginning or end

This is possibly off-topic here - please redirect me if necessary I am looking for the name of a type of word where you can continually remove one letter from the start or end of the word, until ...
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Words that can be decomposed entirely into parts which are anagrams of each other [closed]

I recently noticed that teammate is composed of two anagrams, and was wondering if anyone had any other examples of this, or even better, a name for this phenomenon?